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by GPC
9 Dec 2017, 8:37pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Cycling UK Scotland AGM
Replies: 2
Views: 8469

Re: Cycling UK Scotland AGM

There was no requirement for show of hands as I remember other than to nominate and second appointments to the committee etc. No posts were contested. Cycling UK Scotland has no autonomous authority and functions similar to any member group.
by GPC
9 Dec 2017, 8:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Forres - Grantown on Spey off road route
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Forres - Grantown on Spey off road route

Great information, one to avoid on the tourer. Thank you for that.
by GPC
9 Dec 2017, 4:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Forres - Grantown on Spey off road route
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Forres - Grantown on Spey off road route

While browsing the Sustrans website I noticed a route indicated as a 'non-NCN route' that leads from Mannachie Avenue in Forres to Grantown on Spey. I want to ride this route on a tourer with luggage, does anyone know the quality of surface please? I know how variable Sustrans routes can be, (I'm a ...
by GPC
17 Oct 2017, 10:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Edinburgh Tram Farcility
Replies: 18
Views: 1936

Re: Edinburgh Tram Farcility

Just saw this on cyclestreets: https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/94533/ What on earth is going on? What do you suggest? Anything but this! I suggest building tracks to accommodate cycling in a 21st century city, which is EXACTLY what City of Edinburgh Council did not do. Cyclists were built our...
by GPC
17 Oct 2017, 9:54pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Cycling UK Scotland AGM
Replies: 2
Views: 8469

Cycling UK Scotland AGM

Our annual Scottish AGM is taking place this November, with Guardian writer Peter Walker, author of Bike Nation as guest speaker.Peter will have copies of his books for sale and will of course be signing copies. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cycling-uk-scotland-2017-gathering-and-agm-tickets-379434...
by GPC
12 Sep 2017, 5:58pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: August/September Cycle magazine - cover story
Replies: 22
Views: 11900

Re: August/September Cycle magazine - cover story

The magazine has changed. It has now become a charity mouthpiece, full of the politically correct stuff which is necessary to comply with the rules for applications for grants of public money. Can you give us an example of the post charity 'politically correct stuff' v the pre charity non-political...
by GPC
4 Jun 2017, 9:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC: Cyclist dies after hit by minibus following Edinburgh tram track fall
Replies: 45
Views: 7168

Re: BBC: Cyclist dies after hit by minibus following Edinburgh tram track fall

It beggars my belief why someone would ride along tramtracks. They must surely know tramlines and thin bicycle wheels dont really work, except to cause crashing. Richard the hamster famously demonstrated this quite well. It beggars my belief that someone could make such a crass comment, if the tram...
by GPC
4 Jun 2017, 9:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC: Cyclist dies after hit by minibus following Edinburgh tram track fall
Replies: 45
Views: 7168

Re: BBC: Cyclist dies after hit by minibus following Edinburgh tram track fall

It beggars my belief why someone would ride along tramtracks. They must surely know tramlines and thin bicycle wheels dont really work, except to cause crashing. Richard the hamster famously demonstrated this quite well. It beggars my belief that someone could make such a crass comment, if the tram...
by GPC
4 Jun 2017, 9:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC: Cyclist dies after hit by minibus following Edinburgh tram track fall
Replies: 45
Views: 7168

Re: BBC: Cyclist dies after hit by minibus following Edinburgh tram track fall

What I'd find interesting is whether designers considered this risk to cyclists when designing the tram routes, especially at junctions? No, during the construction process cycling was designed out of the tram scheme. TIE - the company set up by City of Edinburgh Council took no cogniscience of cyc...
by GPC
4 Jun 2017, 9:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Boat assisted holidays
Replies: 19
Views: 8373

Re: Boat assisted holidays

CTC Tours, the club's own holiday company offer these tours, sailing barges that you rendevous with each night.
by GPC
12 May 2017, 7:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Free drinking water - what are your rights?
Replies: 93
Views: 17872

Re: Free drinking water - what are your rights?

I've denied a water bottle fill, on a group ride, offered to buy tea but the cafe owner refused to fill the bottle and said it makes it a bit pointless them selling bottles if they give it away.
by GPC
8 Feb 2017, 8:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: East Anglia to London - Know a Good Route?
Replies: 23
Views: 942

Re: East Anglia to London - Know a Good Route?

robgul wrote:From Bury you could follow the Dun Run route the other way?

Rob


The Dunwich Dynamo route is not a nice route to follow at all during daytime, narrow roads and very heavily traffiked
by GPC
27 Jan 2017, 9:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Northern Ireland
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: Northern Ireland

A quick look at the home the home page gave me this info:

http://www.cyclinguk.org/northern-ireland
Area Managers
Ian Richardson


Area Councillors
Barry Flood

You may want to start there
by GPC
6 Jan 2017, 9:32am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Just 'Re-joined?' after THAT charity conversion debacle
Replies: 50
Views: 25694

Re: Just 'Re-joined?' after THAT charity conversion debacle

Good for you Julie, glad we are both here. Happy New Year Well, it's been about twenty years since I was told that I don't look like a Helen. I never realised that my posts read like they're from a Julie :wink: . Happy New Year to you too. BTW I was welcoming Paul, the opening poster, back to the C...
by GPC
5 Jan 2017, 9:33pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Just 'Re-joined?' after THAT charity conversion debacle
Replies: 50
Views: 25694

Re: Just 'Re-joined?' after THAT charity conversion debacle

gaz wrote:Welcome back Paul.

I also never went away.


Good for you Julie, glad we are both here. Happy New Year